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Statement of NCFC President Chuck Conner on Ag Group Letter to White House Coronavirus Task Force

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:38:43 CDT

Statement of NCFC President Chuck Conner on Ag Group Letter to White House Coronavirus Task Force NCFC is happy to join with 167 of farm and ag groups in calling for action by the White House Coronavirus Task Force to help ensure the health and safety of farm employees and rural communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our letter outlines several concrete, immediate steps that the Administration can take that would assist in social distancing, ensure adequate and timely testing, help offset the costs of mitigation expenses, and prioritize the essential food and fiber workforce in the distribution of personal protective equipment and an eventual vaccine.

"Like many other sectors of the economy, agriculture has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In part, this is because millions of employees on-farm and in packing and processing facilities are the very definition of essential workers without them, the food and fiber supply chain breaks before it even begins. In the past six months, American farmers, ranchers and growers have, like the rest of the country, learned much about how to lower the risk of coronavirus transmission and have implemented workplace guidance from federal authorities. The actions recommended in the letter are important next steps in this process and are critically important to a continued reduction in risk to farm employees and their communities."   

A copy of the letter can be found online at http://www.agworkforcecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/d5_AWCLettertoWHCoronavirusTaskForce.pdf.

About NCFC
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America's farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of over 1,500 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.

America's farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.



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